Design practice.
Location independent.


. Human-centred research
. Design strategy
. Sustainability frameworks
. Design for Communication
. Facilitation & co-creation workshops

How might we collaborate?

A creative process
for impact ventures.
 

How might we empower small-scale businesses to design their story of impact? 

This new service is outcome of doctoral design research.

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Between design practice
& the human spirit.


Exploring qualities in a world of quantity.
We are drawing together community and conversations to invoke poetics and beauty into design practice. Sharing stories, frameworks, philosophies. 

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As a designer my work is people-centred;  
it supports and facilitates the development of honorable products and services that amplify the qualities of sustainability. 


I run a location independent practice.  
For a decade, I have worked with thought-leading organisations around the world and dynamic startups alike.  My experience embeds a malleable worldview through design projects including research & strategy.  I've worked across Europe, Africa, North America and Asia (aiming for all continents in a lifetime!).  My work is solidified by rigour acquired through a PhD in design research.

Right now, I am also Professor of Design at CODE Berlin and collaborate with IDEO U San Francisco.  

Launched Communication Assembly in various cities, a new design process that supports impact ventures to communicate their story.  Developing project Design.Dharma, a unique research project on design & the human spirit. 

Previously, worked with the likes of Hyper IslandGreen School IndonesiaForum For the Future, Tate Modern UKGeneral Assembly & The Doi Tung Sustainable Development Project Thailand

Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts.  Resident of The Point People. Ambassador of Sandbox.  

I wrote my PhD thesis at Central Saint Martins London about "Design for Communication: a collaborative practice to amplify the qualities of sustainability".  Now in the process of re-writing into a book format open to everyone.

 

Mentoring

Civic Innovation Fellowship Manila, Philippines - 2017
WhatIF Innovation Programme Switzerland - 2017
Edacy, Senegal - 2017
Wedu, SE Asia, 2016

 

Speaking

Design is also about listening & sharing.
I often participate in panels and give talks about my practice to a variety of audiences - absolutely enjoy this!
 

If what I do resonates with your organisation or event -  I would love to hear from you.

Themes include design research, sustainability, communications design, startups and social enterprises, the designer in the field around the world, and more inspirational concepts like design.dharma.  

Talks I have delivered include the Royal Society of Arts and Creative Mornings London. Interviews shared on my work include R/GA Futures Publication, Design Indaba.

My speaking mentor is writer Sarah K Peck 
and I am part of Women's Speaking Initiative by author Adam Smiley.






 

 

Teaching & Facilitating

I teach design processes at academic level & to everyone who wants to learn how design tools & methods support creative ventures.  
 

I hold a pedagogic teaching certificate up to Masters level from University of Arts London.


Learning & Development: client-focused

I facilitate masterclasses, workshops and design immersions.  
All content and materials used is my own and designed within context of business challenges.
How might you benefit from a creative design session?
Let's create something for you.


Teaching

IDEO U - Assistant Teacher - 2017
Edacy - Bootcamp in design thinking - 2017
Hyper Island - Supervisor Masters Digital Media Management - 2016
Green School Bali Indonesia - Service Design Methods - 2016


Academic lectures

Visiting lecturer at California College of Arts - 2015
Visiting lecturer Pasadena Arts Center - 2015
Visiting lecturer Ansal University India - 2015
Speaker National Institute of Design Bangalore - 2014